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5 Reasons to Get Married in Livermore

Newly engaged and looking for the perfect wedding destination to say “I do”? Look no further — we humbly invite you to get married in Livermore, California!

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We might be biased (OK, we are!), but we really believe that Livermore is one of the best wedding destinations in the world. Sure, Bali and Iceland might (might!) have us beat, but we’re pretty confident that you’ll fall in love with our special area in a matter of hours.

Why is that, you ask? Great question.

Our weather is fabulous, no matter the season.

Want to host a winter wedding but without the headache of snow-laden contingency plans? No worries. Dreaming of a summer celebration sans 90+ degree heat and fears of sweat marks? Not a problem. Livermore’s temperate climate is consistent year-round, with winter averages hovering around 45-50 degrees and summer temperatures rarely going above the high 80s. And with more sunny days on average than the nation at large, you’ll find beautiful weather to keep guests comfortable no matter your wedding season!

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Livermore wedding photos are stunning.

Set in the rolling hills of the Tri-Valley area, Livermore wedding venues are known for incredible views of the mountains in the Diablo Range — which just so happens to make a lovely backdrop for wedding pictures! Thanks to year-round agreeable weather, you can take advantage of the natural beauty without so much as a shiver or sweatdrop.

Wine is kind of our thing.

So we love wine out here — so much so that the southern side of Livermore is wine country! Drive through the area and you’ll see vineyards spanning as far as you can see. It’s not just for show, though. The wine produced by local winemakers, like Wente Vineyards and Ruby Hill Winery, attracts connoisseurs from around the world. There’s a reason we’re the oldest wine country in California. (Take that, Napa-Sonoma!) So you know our wine will make for a great selection at your Livermore wedding!

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There’s a lot to do when you get married in Livermore.

With San Francisco and San Jose each under an hour away and Sacramento just 90 minutes up I-5, there is plenty to keep you and your Livermore wedding guests occupied throughout your stay. But once you visit our special city, you’ll recognize it for the hidden gem it is and likely want to stick around! (Trust us, there’s plenty of wine to drink and trails to hike while you’re here!)

Livermore wedding pros are the cream of the crop.

We have the best folks ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! Our local industry is a tight-knit community of professionals who love celebrating love. Just take a peek at some of our Creative Partner Spotlights where we shine a light on our Livermore wedding friends, like Hazy Lane Studios, Adam J. Clark Photography, and Beets Hospitality Group.

So have we convinced you to get married in Livermore? We hope you’ll come by and check out our bucolic little valley — you might never want to leave! (And while you’re here, schedule a consultation with us or join us for our next Event Services Showcase on March 10!)

Jacob and Emelie’s Livermore Valley Wedding

Nothing makes us happier than a gorgeous California wedding, so we couldn’t wait to share Jacob and Emelie’s big day with you today! Set at the scenic Murrieta’s Well Winery, this pair’s wedding was one for the books. These high school sweethearts were such a blast to work with and we were pleased to help create a beautifully romantic night for them!

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Our elegant 12-light crystal chandeliers created the perfect intimate lighting for this lovely wedding set in the rustic winery.

419014477Bistro lighting and our skilled DJ provided a fun and festive atmosphere for Jacob and Emelie to enjoy their special day with their loved ones. Many thanks to Courtney Stockton Photography for these stunning images! Check out her blog for more photos, as well as our press feature on Bridal Musings.

Our team at Fantasy Sound would like to wish a lifetime of love and happiness to the beautiful couple!

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

Rodney & Kelly’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery

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I was the DJ/Master of Ceremonies for the wedding of Rodney and Kelly at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I went to school with Rodney and knew many of the guests from high school. It really brought me back to my high school years. They had a beautiful ceremony out at the gazebo. The caterer was Scott’s Catering and the food was fabulous.  I also had the opportunity to work with Heidi Huber from Heidi Huber Photography. She took some amazing and different photos.  When toast came along, the father of the bride had many presents for his new son-in-law, to welcome him to the family; including a raiders t-shirt. When he brought it out everyone screamed because the Oakland Raiders had beat the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the day.  I want congratulate Rodney and Kelly on their beautiful wedding.

Matthew O. Bennett

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Fermin & Jennifer’s Wedding at Rios-Lovell Winery

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I had the pleasure of working with Fermin and Jennifer on their wedding at Rios Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. I was their DJ/Master of Ceremonies. They hired their florist, Yasmin from Wildflower Event Florals, to be the wedding coordinator as well. She not only did an amazing job with the flowers, but did an excellent job as the wedding coordinator.  I also had the pleasure of working with Kate from Kate Harrison Photography. She is so easy to work with and her work is outstanding. On her way to Rios Lovell, she saw a field that she thought would be great to take photos in.  After the ceremony, she had both of them climb in her mini and drove them down to the field to take the pictures. During the ceremony, they told the story about the two of them and how they came to be. They went to high school together and after high school they both went off to college. After college, both went off to other countries. They meet again when they both moved back home and happened to be at the same gym.  That is when the relationship started. After dinner we started with the formal dances and got the party started. They danced the night away and had a wonderful time. I want to wish Fermin and Jennifer the best of luck.

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The Wedding of Andrew and Merit at Rios-Lovell Winery in Livermore, California

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I had the pleasure of being the DJ and Master of Ceremonies for the wedding of Andrew and Merit at Rios-Lovell Winery in Livermore, California. Their mindset for their wedding was to party and have a good time. They had planned a short ceremony out at the gazebo at Rios-Lovell, followed by a brief cocktail hour. After the ceremony, they were ready to get the party started.  There was a thirty-minute cocktail hour to let the guests grab a drink and find their seats before we started formal introductions. Once everyone went through the buffet, we started their slideshow. Before we started the dancing, their photographer, Ben from Benjamin Photography, took them outside to take some sunset photos. Ben was such a great photographer to work with. He is so laid back and always made sure I knew where he was taking the bride and groom. When they got back we started the formal dances. After a while of open dancing, the groom was ready for his special dance. It is a tradition for him to break dance at events he attends. Everyone circled the dance floor and I turned on “Breakers Revenge” by Beat Street.  Everyone went wild. I want to congratulate Andrew and Merit on their marriage and wish them the best of luck.

Matthew Bennett

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The wedding of Andrew and Merit at Rios-Lovell Winery in Livermore, California